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Rayman Opens His Vault for Another Lost Gold [AUDIO]

I was going through a stack of cd's this morning and found one marked 3. I often run across a song I like, and toss it on a blank disk, and give it a name or number. I played it, and to my amazement, found it was a copy of the Cryan Shames first album I picked up somewhere called Sugar & Spice the Cryan Shames.

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Mick Jagger Has Fun With U2 and Fergie On This Version Of “Gimme Shelter”

Sometimes you catch it in their eyes or smile, when a musician is having REAL fun. Obviously, they love what they do, but there are those moments when you catch the look.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hold The Top Five Positions On Billboard’s Hot 100

On April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the Top Five positions on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five, Chris Allen’s Favorite Guitar Players

This weeks Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five is going to be a strange one. I put a couple of really good guitar players in there that I have seen, and one that did something so different during the 80s that he needs to be in the conversation.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benetar [VIDEO]

Eddie Schwartz who wrote the song, explains it's meaning. "The song is laden with sexual innuendo, but at the core is a song about self confidence. It's a song saying 'no matter what you throw at me, I can handle it, I can play in your league

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Judy in Disguise by John Fred and the Playboy Band

John Fred came up with this song when he was touring southern states in 1967 behind his minor hit "Agnes English." He explained to One Shot magazine that he was looking for material for a follow up song when he found inspiration in the crowd. Said Fr

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What Does KISS Do Before Rehearsals, See This Old “Hot In The Shade” Session

All bands have warm up songs and bands that they idolize, even KISS. Gene Simmons has said on his Family Jewels Program that the Beatles were one of the greatest. Here is this video is Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Carr, and Bruce Kulick.

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Handwritten John Lennon Letter Auctioned for $88,000

A letter written by John Lennon to Phil Spector has sold for $88,000.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-One of These Nights by the Eagles [VIDEO]

So, what's this songs about? In a 1975 interview with Phonograph Record, Frey explained: "It's like, puttin' things off... Everybody I'm sure has said, 'One of these nights I'm gonna...' drive back to that restaurant an' take that waitress in my arms, whatever.

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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson Release ‘Son of Dracula’

Two of the biggest rock stars of the '70s filming a comedy inspired by the legend of Dracula. What could go wrong?

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hold On Loosely by .38 Special [VIDEO]

Hold On Loosely is a song about getting too close. Sometimes, when we get too close to a person, it scares them, or puts them on the defensive. Hold On Loosely means stay close, but not so close it's smothering. Give me some spa

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14 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Wins ‘Satanist’ Libel Lawsuit

In March of 2000, one of the uglier stories to surface in the wake of John Bonham's death ended in a legal victory for Jimmy Page.

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